The Resource Trumpocracy : the corruption of the American republic, David Frum

Trumpocracy : the corruption of the American republic, David Frum

Label
Trumpocracy : the corruption of the American republic
Title
Trumpocracy
Title remainder
the corruption of the American republic
Statement of responsibility
David Frum
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Quietly, steadily, Trump and his administration are damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy. As he and his family enrich themselves, the presidency itself falls into the hands of the generals and financiers who surround him. While much of the country has been focused on Russia, David Frum has been collecting the lies, obfuscations, and flagrant disregard for the traditional limits placed on the office of the presidency. During his own White House tenure as George W. Bush's speechwriter, Frum witnessed the ways the presidency is limited not by law but by tradition, propriety, and public outcry, all now weakened. He outlines how Trump could push America toward illiberalism, what the consequences could be for our nation and our everyday lives, and what we can do to prevent it
  • "Bestselling author, former White House speechwriter, and Atlantic columnist and media commentator David Frum explains why President Trump has undermined our most important institutions in ways even the most critical media has missed, in this thoughtful and hard-hitting book that is a warning for democracy and America's future. "From Russia to South Africa, from Turkey to the Philippines, from Venezuela to Hungary, authoritarian leaders have smashed restraints on their power. Media freedom and judicial independence have eroded. The right to vote remains, but the right to have one's vote counted fairly may not. Until the US presidential election of 2016, the global decline of democracy seemed a concern for other peoples in other lands. . . . That complacent optimism has been upended by the political rise of Donald Trump. The crisis is upon Americans, here and now." Quietly, steadily, Trump and his administration are damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy, perhaps irrevocably. As he and his family enrich themselves, the presidency itself falls into the hands of the generals and financiers who surround him. While much of the country has been focused on Russia, David Frum has been collecting the lies, obfuscations, and flagrant disregard for the traditional limits placed on the office of the presidency. In Trumpocracy, he documents how Trump and his administration are steadily damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy. During his own White House tenure as George W. Bush's speechwriter, Frum witnessed the ways the presidency is limited not by law but by tradition, propriety, and public outcry, all now weakened. Whether the Trump presidency lasts two, four, or eight more years, he has changed the nature of the office for the worse, and likely for decades. In this powerful and eye-opening book, Frum makes clear that the hard work of recovery starts at home. Trumpocracy outlines how Trump could push America toward illiberalism, what the consequences could be for our nation and our everyday lives, and what we can do to prevent it." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frum, David
Dewey number
973.933092
Index
index present
LC call number
E912
LC item number
.F78 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trump, Donald
  • Authoritarianism
  • Political culture
  • United States
Label
Trumpocracy : the corruption of the American republic, David Frum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pre-existing conditions -- Enablers -- Appeasers -- Plunder -- Betrayals -- Enemies of the people -- Rigged system -- America alone -- Autoimmune disorder -- Resentments -- Believers -- Hope
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 301 pages
Isbn
9780062796738
Lccn
2017046357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987279726
  • 814880
  • (OCoLC)ocn987279726
  • 814880
Label
Trumpocracy : the corruption of the American republic, David Frum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pre-existing conditions -- Enablers -- Appeasers -- Plunder -- Betrayals -- Enemies of the people -- Rigged system -- America alone -- Autoimmune disorder -- Resentments -- Believers -- Hope
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 301 pages
Isbn
9780062796738
Lccn
2017046357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987279726
  • 814880
  • (OCoLC)ocn987279726
  • 814880

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